The founder of Sipp and wrap consultancy Wealthtime is one of the pioneers in the self-invested pension policy sector and here efforts have helped the Sipp market boom from a niche into a burgeoning and widespread business and she is also a great advocate for wrap platforms but believes many companies could see profitability problems ahead. Interview by Helen Pow.
Standard Life chairman Sir Brian Stewart came under fire from shareholders over the performance of endowment policies at its first annual meeting since demutualisation.Stewart, who retired from his position as chairman following the meeting, described Standard’s results since flotation in July 2006 as “remarkable”, prompting questions from shareholders about why it ditched its much vaunted […]
Neil Jones is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. A trust can offer significant advantages when an individual is […]
Advice giant St James’s Place will block access to its investment platform for 10 days while it migrates services to a new provider. SJP tells Money Marketing that the work will affect online service ability for clients between 19 October and 29 October. A spokesman says: “SJP will carry out essential maintenance to our systems as part […]
This summer saw the S&P 500 rule headlines for enjoying the longest-running bull market in history. Yet, as per the old adage, what goes up inevitably comes down, and it is the job of advisers to manage clients’ portfolios accordingly – either directly or via the third-party investment services they use. A crude assumption might […]
There is currently no minimum qualification level, but the majority of advisers think this needs to change The role of the paraplanner is a relatively new one and its definition and responsibilities can differ hugely between firms. According to the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the role can be broken down into four key […]